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Unlikely Lives Guest Post: A Visit With Dee!

Unlikely Lives Guest Post: A Visit With Dee! | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Our blog will be featuring a series of guest posts from Unlikely Lives, the new project from Billy Ulmer, a PAD pal and collaborator.
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Imagine choosing to live in a tiny 84 square foot home. She built it herself and has lived there for over a decade, learning what autonomous means as well as the meaning of community.

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Sophocles and awe: the director hitting war vets with Greek tragedy

Sophocles and awe: the director hitting war vets with Greek tragedy | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Bryan Doerries is using Euripides and Sophocles to help soldiers, generals and drone pilots deal with the horrors of war – and actors from Martin Sheen to Jake Gyllenhaal are queueing up to take part
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Stifled Grief: How the West Has It Wrong

Stifled Grief: How the West Has It Wrong | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
After nearly seven years of personal experience surrounding loss, I can tell who is going to read, share and comment on this article and it's no
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This Visualization of the Brain’s Word Map Is Really Addicting—Here’s Why

This Visualization of the Brain’s Word Map Is Really Addicting—Here’s Why | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Last week, Nature, the world’s most prestigious science journal, published a beautiful picture of a brain on its cover. The computer-generated image,
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Reading Is My First, Most Passionate & Longest Love Affair.

Reading Is My First, Most Passionate & Longest Love Affair. | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I climbed into the heart of curious tales that fearlessly spoke of chaotic adventures, flying, freedom and the possibility that somewhere out there was my own

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Fraying at the Edges: Her Fight to Live With Alzheimer’s

Fraying at the Edges: Her Fight to Live With Alzheimer’s | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A withered person with a scrambled mind, memories sealed away: That is the familiar face of Alzheimer’s. But there is also the waiting period, which Geri Taylor has been navigating with prudence, grace and hope.
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A woman with Alzheimer's who photographs, who learns to live in the present which is all she has.
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Seriously ill? Try art therapy - The Nation Nigeria

Seriously ill? Try art therapy - The Nation Nigeria | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Do you know that patients suffering from chronic illnesses and their families can be healed by art therapy? For the ‘most seriously ill’, art therapy is good. Doctors and artists say such healings are more effective, Assistant Editor (Arts) OZOLUA UHAKHEME reports.   Imagine the joy and relief an artist gets when he completes an …
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You Can Go Home Again: The Transformative Joy Of Rereading

You Can Go Home Again: The Transformative Joy Of Rereading | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Returning to a book you've read multiple times can feel like drinks with an old friend. There's a welcome familiarity — but also sometimes a
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Jennie Smith-Peers | NCCA

Jennie Smith-Peers | NCCA | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
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A new director of NCCA is announced. She has a great background for this position.
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Millennials Show The World What They Believe 'Old' Looks Like

Millennials Show The World What They Believe 'Old' Looks Like | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Their opinions will change quickly.
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'Old' looks differently to the young- and even to ourselves.
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The Keys to Happiness

The Keys to Happiness | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
There may not be a magic formula, but here’s what we know about how to get there, according to recent research and expert advice.
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James Tate’s Last Poem

James Tate’s Last Poem | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
The poem appears in our new Spring issue.
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James Tate's last poem found in his typewriter. It's worth reading to remember how humor and images make a poem as well as for remembering the fine poet, James Tate.
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The Transcendent Artistry of a Legendary Dancer, Four Decades In

The Transcendent Artistry of a Legendary Dancer, Four Decades In | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
At 64, the choreographer, director, dancer and writer Bill T. Jones is making some of the most personal work of his career.
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Still making dance, still creatively growing.
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Healing Through Storytelling

Healing Through Storytelling | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Listening to personal narratives helped control high blood pressure as effectively as the addition of more medications.
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Writing As A Meditation Practice

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Those who have a regular meditation practice can simply add the writing immediately following it, and those who find it difficult to do traditional meditation will find this practice fruitful as the writing gives your busy mind something to do.

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#Meditation #Mindful #Healthy Practices
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Reflective practice at its best!
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 4, 11:26 AM
Reflection and meditation are important practices for teachers.Take time and let things soak in and appear.
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Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice

Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I can’t promise this will prolong your life. But it will improve it.
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A brand new ‘atlas’ shows where different ideas live in our brains

A brand new ‘atlas’ shows where different ideas live in our brains | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Researchers say they've made a globe to guide neuroscientists' exploration of the human brain.
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Frogs and feelings feature on School Library Association's non-fiction prize shortlist

Frogs and feelings feature on School Library Association's non-fiction prize shortlist | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
From frogs and feelings to astronauts and Shakespeare, the School Library Association Award celebrates some of the best non–fiction for children.
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How a stroke changed how writer Eve Joseph views herself

How a stroke changed how writer Eve Joseph views herself | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
She is no longer sure who she is, and not yet sure who she will become
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Holocaust Survivor Recalls 'Brundibar,' a Children's Opera

Holocaust Survivor Recalls 'Brundibar,' a Children's Opera | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
The work from Terezin is being staged in Madrid, and a Holocaust survivor, Dagmar Lieblova, said: “‘Brundibar’ can now be used to remember the past in a way that children can understand. It can also be a warning for the future.”
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Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Lost At E Minor: For creative people | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Lost At E Minor is a publication of trends and pop culture - art, design, music, photography, tech, fashion, and more.
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Our brains require novelty. This worked for me.
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Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest

Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
With so much research showing that young males suffer beneath the gravity of conventional masculinity, why isn’t there more help for them on campus?
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Rose Styron: The Truth About Life With Her Husband, Literary Legend William Styron

Rose Styron: The Truth About Life With Her Husband, Literary Legend William Styron | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
They socialized with Sinatra and the Kennedys, but along with literary fame, William and Rose Styron lived through his crippling depression.
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